Harrison Township, New Jersey

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Harrison Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 8,788.

Harrison Township was originally formed as Spicer Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 13, 1844, from portions of Greenwich Township and Woolwich Township. That name lasted for less than a year, with Harrison Township adopted as of April 1, 1845.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.2 square miles (49.7 km²), of which, 19.1 square miles (49.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

Harrison Township borders Woolwich Township, East Greenwich Township, Mantua Township, Glassboro, Elk Township, and South Harrison Township.

There are four unincorporated communities within Harrison Township. They are Ewan, Jefferson, Mullica Hill and Richwood.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,788 people, 2,848 households, and 2,323 families residing in the township. The population density was 459.3 people per square mile (177.4/km²). There were 2,939 housing units at an average density of 153.6/sq mi (59.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.16% White, 2.96% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

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